Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1119357

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis

Observation date: June 07, 2017
Submitted by: Brighton
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On this beautiful sunny day I saw a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in our barn window, hoping it wasn't dead I reached my hand in between the bars. The butterfly did climb onto my hand and I was able to remove it from the window. Out in the barnyard there was another Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. I would not have known what I was looking at if it wasn't for my young daughter who a few days ago told me "hey mom that is a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly", I mistakenly told her "no it is a monarch" I will need to apologize to her after school.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: June 07, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Ontario, Canada